The Miners are unwilling to participate in the annual off-season competition because the organisers owe them from last year’s tournamentThe Ghana League Clubs Association’s (Ghalca) top four competition could be hit with another withdrawal this year as AshantiGold demand upfront cash before the tournament begins.
Ghalca met officials of The Miners and Medeama on Tuesday to address a protracted issue of owed payments.
The two clubs are still owed monies after participating in the inaugural Ghalca top eight competition last year.
According to Ghalca, the money has delayed because some of the sponsors have still not honoured their side of the agreement.
Ashgold in particular have indicated that they will only take part in the competition this year if the outstanding debts are settled by the organizers.
The two parties will meet again for further talks to see if a consensus can be reached. The top four has always been hit with withdrawals by clubs mostly due to financial disagreements.
The two other clubs that have qualified for the competition are Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.
The competition is organised yearly to help the participants prepare adequately for the competitive calendar. The first four teams at the end of the Premier League qualify to play in the top four.